Updated: January 14, 2020 08:23 PM
Created: January 14, 2020 02:12 PM
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - An official of the Transportation Security Administration has apologized to a Native American air traveler who says an agent treated her offensively at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
Indigenous rights activist and attorney Tara Houska says she was headed home to Bemidji Monday when a TSA agent said she needed to pat down her long braids and then pulled them behind her shoulders and said “giddyup” as she snapped them like reins of a horse.
Houska, who is Objibwe, says she thinks TSA needs to improve its sensitivity training. TSA officials investigated, and a TSA official apologized to Houska.
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